On deferred gratification

Your desired results for anything you do might not come quickly. Take your time. Remain equanimous as you slowly but surely make your way to your desired future state. Deferred gratification means doing what you can for today so tomorrow may do what it can for you. Slow down and don’t become impatient. Remain diligent like you are at the beginning of any effort, and don’t let that dwindle, for it is the only thing between your immediate success and failure.